Correspondence of the Richmond Dispatch. military matters — arrest — good Appointment. Fincastle, Va., July 6th, 1861.
Botetourt has done nobly in sending her brave and gallant sons to the field to resist Northern aggression, and to aid in driving back the base hirelings of Lincoln.
Five companies have already been mustered into service, and two more are in process of formation.
They are composed mostly of our strong, healthy, mountain boys, and when the time comes for them to strike for their homes and liberty, they will win for themselves a bright place in the annuals of history.
Our town was thrown into some excitement on last Friday, occasioned by the arrest of a supposed Yankee, by Capt. Figgat and one of his privates.
Said Yankee upon a close examination by Capt. F., adduced evidence proving himself to be a loyal citizen of Virginia, and was consequently discharged from custody, with an expression of regret that in such perilous times the necessity existed